HABC Basic Life Support & Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator
This HABC accredited qualification provides learners with skills to further their first aid training. It is recommended for first aiders in the workplace environment who have access to a defibrillator.
This course is ideal for any individual interested in furthering their emergency first aid skills. Those gaining this qualification will know that cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation form an essential part of the chain of survival.
TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:
- The principles critical to Basic Life Support
- The circumstances under which resuscitation is performed and explain why early intervention is necessary
- Different types of cardiopulmonary arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and compression only resuscitation
- The necessity of using an automated external defibrillator
- The use of an automated external defibrillator and the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child
- How to place a casualty in the recovery position and identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
- Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing and identify when
electrode pads need replacing
- How to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly
- Understand basic life support requirements
- Demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines
- Correctly use resuscitation barrier devices
- Demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures
- Carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator
- Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs
- Describe handover and reporting procedures
This qualification is assessed by practical assessment and written/oral questioning in line with all other HABC first aid qualifications.
1 day, starting hour: 0800
Minimum 5 students